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[A case of percutaneous nephrolithotripsy for pediatric renal stone].

Authors
  • Taoka, Rikiya
  • Mizuno, Kei
  • Matsuoka, Takashi
  • Kita, Yuki
  • Nakanishi, Syoutarou
  • Soda, Takeshi
  • Inoue, Koji
  • Takenawa, Jun
  • Terai, Akito
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2011
Volume
57
Issue
2
Pages
77–79
Identifiers
PMID: 21412039
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Urolithiasis in pediatric patients is relatively rare. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and endoscopic procedures play a major role in treating pediatric urolithiasis. A 3-year-old girl presented with macroscopic hematuria and right back pain and was diagnosed with a right renal stone (15 mm). Obstruction of ureteropelvic junction was suspected on computed tomography-urography and therefore the patient underwent percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PNL). The operation was performed using a 12 Fr miniature nephroscope and Ho : YAG laser without any complications. This patient achieved a stone-free status. The stone analysis revealed a mixture of calcium oxalate and ammonium acid urate. PNL with a miniature nephroscope is safe and effective treatment for pediatric urolithiasis.

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